The Vasaloppet in Sweden is a 90-km classic cross-country ski race that is the most popular and oldest in the history of classic Nordic skiing. It goes tomorrow, Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 8:00 in the morning in the city of Sälen. Every year there are about 15,000 participants who ski from Sälen and Mora as they traverse forests, hills, and frozen lakes.
Last year about half of them crashed, as shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LohiNobXNs0
Of interest: The current record time for men is 3.38.41 (Jörgen Brink, 2012) and for ladies 4.08.24 (Vibeke Skofterud, 2012). A new Volkswagen car awaits those who break the men’s or ladies’ record.
Lost and Found
I would normally suggest checking the Lost and Found at Pocaterra hut, but it’s closed right now. So if anyone comes across Rich’s toque, send me an email:
I lost my SWIX hat given to me by a friend in Norway on Lynx at PLP today. It is black with logo for SWIX and Norway flag and some other norwegian word – MIXSLUCAN?
I was up there this am at 7:30 to 11 am – Sat March 2
tough wax day but we put down 30 km
Not sure if you have a lost and found portion to your hugely successful website but really love that hat!